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The Kentucky Historical Society will hold a genealogy
workshop titled "Genealogy and African American
Military History" on Thursday, January 22, 2004
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky History Center,
100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601-1931.
Find out how to research your African American ancestors'
participation in military service in this hands-on workshop.
Learn what military sources are available in the Kentucky
Historical Society Library, Special Collections, and Military
History Museum and how to access them. Participants can
take an optional tour of the Joining the Ranks: African
Americans in the Military exhibit with exhibit curator Michael R. Jones.
The workshop instructors are Ron D. Bryant, Kentucky
History and Genealogy Specialist for the Kentucky
Historical Society, Lynne Hollingsworth, manuscript
archivist at the Kentucky Historical Society, and
Brandon K. Slone, military historian and archivist at the
Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.
The cost is $10 which includes a box lunch, transportation
to the Kentucky Military History Museum, and handouts.
Preregistration and payment are required because
attendance is limited. Make checks payable to the
Kentucky Historical Society and mail to the following
Kentucky Historical Society
Attn: Joanie DiMartino
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601-1931.
Please pass this information on to others who may be interested.